Newsletter 11: 17th November 2017

‘The best that I can be’

Children in Need

Thank you for all your support for Children in Need. The children had a lovely time and we will let you know how much money we raised when we have the total.

Year 5 and 6 Football

On Tuesday afternoon the Year 5 and 6s attended the Havering Football tournament at Harrow Lodge Academy (formerly Wykham) in Hornchurch. There were 4 other teams in the girls’ tournament and 5 in the boys’. We are fortunate to have the coaching offered by Sport for England and lucky to have Coach Sam in attendance on the day to help organise and motivate our teams. The score lines were not in our favour but the teams played well and with enthusiasm. There were a couple of stand-out players – Faye Newman for her determined goal which lifted our spirits and Oliver Mahoney for his excellent goal keeping which earned him ‘Man of the Match’. Thank you to Mrs Potts who organises our participation in these events.

Remembrance Sunday

Last Sunday, Romford district Beavers, Cubs and Scouts marched through Romford, from the Liberty Shopping Centre to the Cenotaph by the Town Hall for a remembrance service, joined by council officials and veterans. Our pupils Imogen, Elena and Tom and ex pupils Neve and Kaci took part in the parade.

Building Work

We had a site meeting on Thursday to discuss the progress of the building work. The buildings are now up, with the roof on and most of the windows installed. As you know, the work has been delayed due to the difficult nature of the site. The children are now due to be in their classrooms at the beginning of next term. Unfortunately, the kitchen completion date is not yet clear. I have spoken to catering services and we are currently trying to come up with a solution which will provide children with hot school meals straight after Christmas. Thank you for bearing with us.

Fundraising for New Equipment

The Reception and Class1/2 will be having a bedtime story day on the 1st December. Children are encouraged to come to school in their pyjamas and bring along their favourite bedtime story, which they will read throughout the day. Please also send in monetary donation from £1 upwards.

New DfE Privacy Notice

The Department for Education has recently updated its privacy notice, which explains how schools use information about your children. Each family will receive a copy of the document this evening. Please read and replace the original (which you received in your pack of forms at the beginning of term) with the new document.

Flu Vaccines

Consent forms for flu vaccines will be coming to you next week. Vaccinations for those children whose parents give consent will be administered on 5th December.
Learning Ambassadors
Our Learning Ambassadors play an important part in the pupil voice at our school, gathering information about learning from their classes, feeding back information to the Leadership team and telling visitors about the learning that is happening in their classrooms and beyond. This year’s Learning Ambassadors are: Scarlett Blackshaw, Harry Newman, Aaliyah Bimpong, Katie Percival, Freddy Parrish and Ava Shorter.


Reception- Rosie Robinson, for excellent singing during the nativity rehearsal
Class 1&2- Brooke Thorn, for her growing confidence and ability in all she does.
Class 3&4- Naa Dedei Osaji-Okai, for excellent work on solving reasoning problems for the 3 times table.
Class 5&6- Faye Newman, for scoring a super goal at the Havering Football tournament and
Oliver Mahoney – a well deserved ‘Man of the Match’ for excellent goal keeping.
Well done, everyone !

Work of The Week

Reception- Arthur Parrish, for re-telling the story of the three little pigs using story language
Class 1&2- Tyler Randall, for working hard in Maths to identify fact families.
Class 3&4- Mojola Awosan, for writing a clear newspaper report about Rosa Parks and using ambitious vocabulary.
Class 5&6- Harry Newman, for trying hard to include a variety of sentence structures and openers in his creative writing

Achievements :

Congratulations to Ella Murch, for achieving her Stage 4 swimming award


Reception- 99.29 % ; Class 1&2- 96.15% ; Class 3&4- 97.46% ; Class 5&6- 97.60%

Dates for the Diary

Monday 20th and Friday 24th November- Prospective parents open morning- 9.30am
Monday 20th November- Class 3/4 visit to the British Museum.
Wednesday 13th December- Dame Tipping Gospel Choir Christmas singalong evening.
Thursday 14th December- Reception and Class 1/2 Nativity
Friday 15th December- ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Brentwood Theatre
Monday 18th December- Class 5/6 Pantomime

Mrs. Kathryn Waters

The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Wisdom’